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News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS)
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  • Coming to Orlando: HQ for National Business Incubation Association

    Coming to Orlando: HQ for National Business Incubation Association
    The National Business Incubation Association is moving its headquarters and global training center to the UCF Research Park. The Florida High Tech Corridor Council provided an incentive package to the NBIA for the move, with $100,000 per year for five...
  • YouTube goes after small-business ads with Directr acquisition

    YouTube goes after small-business ads with Directr acquisition
    YouTube wants more small businesses to purchase advertising on its website, and that's why this week it acquired Directr, a Boston start-up.  Directr's technology makes it simple for businesses to create videos, which can be used as YouTube...
  • Scam of the day: Court halts alleged business directory fraud by Your Yellow Book

    If you run a small business or manage an office, be careful about "confirming" information requests you receive by mail, fax or phone. If you do, you may pay for it. The Federal Trade Commission alleges Your Yellow Book of Oklahoma City, and three...
  • Florida firms helped versus foreign rivals: Front Burner

    Florida is a global hub for trade. It took decades of innovative efforts, resourcefulness and entrepreneurship from the private sector, strategic investments from the public sector and capitalizing on opportunities like free-trade agreements and the...
  • Congress needs to fight 'patent trolls'

    The American patent system is the lifeblood of our nation’s economy. It encourages innovation, spurs job creation and promotes economic growth both here in Illinois and across the country. But “patent trolls” are burdening the...
  • Real-world skills essential to students: My Word

    If American business is to compete around the globe, and if our young people are to be successful, we must connect the academic world with the business world. Today's marketplace demands employees and entrepreneurs with strong communication,...
  • Mackey's $12 billion Whole Foods empire started with one store

    John Mackey had just turned 25 when he opened a small vegetarian food market in an old Victorian house in Austin, Texas. His business partner and girlfriend, Renee Lawson, was 21. Fast-forward 36 years, and Mackey has grown Whole Foods Market into a...
  • West Elm announces $25,000 grant for independent designer

    West Elm announces $25,000 grant for independent designer
    Modern furniture retailer West Elm has long been committed to showcasing the work of local independent designers. Stop by the Beverly Boulevard store in Los Angeles, for instance, and you'll spot handmade ceramics by Los Angeles-based A Question of...
  • Elizabeth Stelle: Marcellus Shale tax won't improve schools

    SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington County, is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to Marcellus Shale development. Today, SunnySide employs 15 workers — up from five in 2008 — and owner Paul Battista is proud of the...
  • Ballpark Just The Spark North Hartford Needs

    Thirty years of diligent efforts to ignite development north of I-84 in Hartford has led to one inescapable conclusion. There was never a sufficient spark for developers — or residents — to take the leap of faith necessary to grow a new,...
  • Impac Mortgage rolls out loans with easier qualifying terms

    An Irvine mortgage company that pulled the plug on its higher-risk loans a year before the Great Recession has launched an array of rule-bending home loans nationwide — a sign of a thaw in tightfisted lending standards in place since the housing...